Olivia Colman & Jessie Buckley Set To Reunite On ‘Wicked Little Letters’ For Studiocanal, ‘Three Billboards’ Outfit Blueprint & South Of The River Pictures — Cannes Market Hot Project

particularRefresh his Oscar nomination for Drama: lost daughterOscar winner Olivia Colman (Favorite) And chernobyl Star Jesse Buckley set to reunite on comedy wicked little letterswhich will be a hot project on Cannes Market.

french powerhouse studio canal Developed the project, starting sales, and producing with Three billboards outside Ebbing Missouri And Best Exotic Marigold Hotels Outfit blueprints and Coleman’s South of the River pictures.

Based on a true story, the film will see in-demand British and Irish actors playing very different neighbors who come together to solve a mystery.

Buckley will be the fiery Rose Gooding, who has little in common with the holy Edith Swan (Coleman) other than being a neighbor in the 1920s seaside town of Littlehampton. One day, Edith and others in town begin receiving slanderous letters written with vulgar language as vulgar, and the finger of suspicion immediately falls on Rose. As Rose stands to lose her independence and custody of her daughter, and the abusive letters continue to haunt the town, police officer Gladys Moss begins to suspect that something is amiss. Accompanied by a group of resourceful women, Gladys attempts to solve the mystery, free Rose, and catch the real culprit.

By the sound of it, there is a small dose of Three billboards outside Ebbing Missouri Here, that’s not a bad thing, as the Blueprint film went on to win multiple Oscars and earn $160M at the box office.

Thea Sharrock (me before you) is directed from a script by British actor and writer Johnny Sweet. Principal photography is due for Star Fall 2022, shooting on location in the UK.

Coleman will produce for South of the River with Ed Sinclair. StudioCanal CEO Anna Marsh, EVP Global Production Ron Halpern and SVP Global Production who produce for Naftalin French Studio.

Director Thea Sharrock commented: “wicked little letters A divine comedy with a deeply moving core. Hilarious, witty, joyous and based on a true story is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago. Watching this movie would be like hitting your funny bone; When it is impossible to separate the tears of pain and laughter. Olivia Colman is hilarious, brilliant, and brave. On Edith’s part, she will continue to show her extraordinary mastery as an actor with the unique ability to make us fall in love with her. In Jessie Buckley we have cast the actress that everyone wants to see; Her fiery strong energy would make Rose’s character explode on our screens. next lost daughter Our film reunites two of the most exciting, accessible, fun and wild actresses in the world.”

Producers Olivia Colman and Ed Sinclair elaborated: “Here at South of the River, we couldn’t be more pleased to sit down with StudioCanal and Blueprint to bring this amazing true story to life. wicked little letters It’s as hilarious as it is unexpected with beautifully and affectionately drawn characters across the board. Johnny Sweet’s script hooked us on the first page. He has a brilliant eye for ridiculousness and pomp in his characters, and his background as a stand-up comic gives a real vibrancy to his writing. We are thrilled to direct Thea Sharrock, a filmmaker who will let our scripts and characters fly. in wicked little letters A compelling and modern sensibility bubbles beneath the recognizable and highly cinematic surface of post-World War I England, which ultimately delivers a satisfying and episodic dramatic gut-punch. ,

Producers Graham Broadbent and Pete Zernin said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Thea Sharrock again and working with StudioCanal and South of the River Pictures on this project. The comedy of Johnny Sweet’s screenplay struck us immediately, but In the true story she weaves into this film, she also shows us three heroic women ahead of their times, who bravely faced the judgment of their community, and fought to be heard when the world didn’t want them to speak. Helmed by Olivia Colman as Edith, the film is filled with unique and unforgettable characters who capture all the little rivalries, prejudices and divisions of life in a small town; and celebrates the risks taken by the women who Dare to challenge the status quo.”

EVP Global Production Ron Halpern and SVP Global Production Joe Naftalin are overseeing Studiocanal. EVP Global Sales and Distribution Anne Cherrell and Chloe Marquet, Head of International Film Sales, are managing worldwide sales for Studiocanal.

Coleman is represented by United Agents, ICM and Narrative. Jesse Buckley is represented by United Agents, CAA and Relevant